Cold War

  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War was a series of militarial conflicts between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China (PRC), with military material aid from the Soviet Union The war was a result of the seperation of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
  • Mao Zedong takes control of China

    Mao Zedong takes control of China
    A Chinese revolutionary, guerrilla warfare strategist, poet, political theorist, and leader of the Chinese Revolution.
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    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was a Cold War era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the U.S. and other anti-communist nations
  • Soviet Invasion of Hungary

    After World War II, the Soviet Army occupied Hungary, with the country coming under the Soviet Union's influence. This eventually led to an outrbreak of revolt within Hungary.
  • Fidel Castro Takes Over Cuba

    Fidel Castro is a Cuban political leader and former communist revolutionary. As the primary leader of the Cuban Revolution Castro served as the Prime Minister of Cuba from February 1959 to December 1976, and then as the President of the Council of State of Cuba and the President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba until his resignation from the office in February 2008.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful action by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation among the Soviet Union, Cuba and the United States in October 1963
  • Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

    On the night of August 20–21, 1968, the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, the German Democratic Republic, Hungary and Poland invaded the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in order to halt Alexander Dubček's Prague Spring political liberalization reforms
  • Revolution in Iran

    The Iranian Revolution refers to events involving the overthrow of Iran's monarchy under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and its replacement with an Islamic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution.
  • Nixon Visits China

    U.S. President Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to the People's Republic of China was an important step in formally normalizing relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China. It marked the first time a U.S. president had visited the PRC, who at that time considered the U.S. one of its largest foes.
  • SALT Treaty Talks

    The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks refers to two rounds of bilateral talks and corresponding international treaties involving the United States and the Soviet Union—the Cold War superpowers—on the issue of armament control.
  • Civil War in Nicaragua

    The Nicaraguan Civil War encompasses the rising opposition to the Somoza dictatorship in the 1960s and 1970s, the campaign led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front which led to the violent destruction of that dictatorship in 1979.
  • Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

    The Soviet War in Afghanistan was a nine-year conflict involving the Soviet Union, supporting the Marxist-Leninist government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan against the indigenous Afghan Mujahideen and foreign "Arab–Afghan" volunteers.
  • Iran/Iraq War

    The Iran–Iraq War, also known as the Imposed War and Holy Defense in Iran, Saddām's Qādisiyyah in Iraq, and the Persian Gulf War, was an armed conflict between the armed forces of Iraq and Iran, lasting from September 1980 to August 1988, making it the longest conventional war of the twentieth century.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin
  • Mikhail Gorbachev Takes Control of USSR

    Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the USSR, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991.
  • Soviet Union Falls Apart

    The dissolution of the Soviet Union was a process of systematic disintegration, which occurred in its economy, social structure and political structure. It resulted in the destruction of the Soviet Federal Government and independence of the USSR's republics on December 25, 1991.